Distribution Release: Ubuntu 15.04

Canonical has announced the launch of Ubuntu 15.04. The new release, which will be supported for nine months, features LibreOffice 4.4, version 3.19 of the Linux kernel and a switch from Canonical’s Upstart init to systemd. “systemd has replaced Upstart as the standard boot and service manager on….

Kubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) Screenshot Tour

Kubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) promises to be one of the most interesting releases in the Ubuntu family, and it all has to do with the newest Plasma desktop. We now have a screenshot tour in place for the latest version of the OS.

The KDE project had been known until last year as KDE SC or better yet the KDE Software Compilation. The developers decided to split the project into three parts, KDE Plasma, KDE Applications, and KDE Frameworks. This enables devs to push updates o… (read more)

Kubuntu 15.04 Officially Released, Based on Beautiful Plasma 5 Desktop

Kubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) has been made available, and users can now download and install this pristine KDE experience.

Kubuntu developers don’t usually integrate a custom KDE experience, so Kubuntu is the perfect opportunity to test and see what the developers want to achieve with latest and best of KDE. This is close to what the makers of this great desktop environment are really trying to achieve, so you can easily use Kubuntu as a standard by which any other KDE-powe… (read more)

Ubuntu 15.04 Screenshot Tour

Ubuntu 15.04 is not visually distinct from its 14.10 predecessor, but there are some changes that really warrant an upgrade, especially if the user is coming from a non-LTS version. We have prepared a screenshot tour that should shed some light on certain changes made by Canonical in this latest release.

Now that Ubuntu 15.04 has been officially rel… (read more)

Qt Creator 3.4 Brings C++ Programming Improvements & More

The Qt Company has today announced the official release of Qt Creator 3.4, one of the best open-source IDEs for programmers and the de facto development environment for Qt applications…

Ubuntu 15.04 Released, Now Available For Download

Ubuntu 15.04 is out!..

Ubuntu 15.04 Officially Released

Canonical has officially released Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet), a Linux distribution based on Debian that uses the Unity desktop environment.

A new Ubuntu release is made every six months, and now it’s the time for users to download and test the new Ubuntu 15.04 version. It houses some very interesting new features and important changes, although the biggest one is probably the replacement of Upstart with Systemd. It should be a painless transition for most users who won’t e… (read more)

QtWebEngine Poses Problems For Debian, Distribution Vendors

Debian and other Linux distributions are running into issues with packaging up QtWebEngine, which is becoming a problem since more of the new KDE stack is becoming dependent upon this addition to Qt 5.4 that provides a web rendering engine based on Chromium…

RAID 5/6 Changes Coming For Linux Software RAID (MD)

Linux 4.1 will feature an updated Multiple Device (MD) driver to improve the RAID 5/6 potential for those relying upon Linux Software RAID…

ACPI For 64-bit ARM Proposed For Linux 4.1

Going back many months there’s been work on adding ACPI support to ARM64/AArch64. That long journey may now be wrapping up with a pending pull request for landing full ACPI support for 64-bit ARM in Linux 4.1…

XFS Updates Submitted For Linux 4.1 Kernel

Dave Chinner has sent in his XFS file-system updates targeting the Linux 4.1 kernel…

Canonical Making First Steps Towards Ditching DEB-Based Ubuntu

Canonical has been maintaining an Ubuntu Next version that features the Unity 8 desktop environment and the Mir display server, which is designed to work on the desktop. They have announced that the current .deb based version of Ubuntu Next will be replaced with a version based on Snappy.

Canonical is releasing Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) today and everyone is looking forward to it, especially since it comes for numerous platforms and flavors. The developers have decided to… (read more)

Libinput X.Org Driver Updated (v0.9)

Peter Hutterer has announced the release of xf86-input-libinput, the X.Org driver for making use of the libinput library under X11 environments…

Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) Is Now Available for Download

While Canonical prepares an official announcement for the Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) operating system later today, they have already started uploading the Live ISO images on mirrors worldwide.

In other words, this means that you can download the final Ubuntu 15.04 Live builds right now and start installing the distribution on your computer(s) (see download links at the end of the article if you’re in a hurry).

Dubbed Vivid Vervet, the highly anticipated Ubuntu 15.04 op… (read more)

Distribution Release: Webconverger 28.0

Kai Hendry has announced the release of Webconverger 28.0, the latest update of the specialist Linux distribution designed for web kiosks, based on Debian 7: “28.0’s most exciting new feature is opted in with the instantupdate API option which allows you to change the homepage remotely for one….

Debian 8.0 Adds Support for ARM64, PowerPC64 Little-Endian and Intel Bay Trail Architectures

The Debian Project, through Steve McIntyre, announced on April 23 that the Debian CD/DVD/BD team is ready for the Debian 8.0 (codename Jessie) release, urging users to test the images before the unveiling of the final release of the highly anticipated operating system on April 25, 2015.

Therefore, we can report that Debian 8.0 Jessie will bring support for two ne… (read more)

Fedora 22 Beta MATE/Compiz Screenshot Tour

The last screenshot tour article in the Fedora 22 Beta screenshot tour series is about the MATE/Compiz edition, which is less popular than the Fedora 22 Workstation, Fedora 22 KDE Plasma 5, <... (read more)

Fedora 22 Beta LXDE Screenshot Tour

Fedora Project had the great pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download and testing of the Beta version of the forthcoming Fedora 22 Linux computer operating system, as reported by Softpedia a couple of days ago. We’re continuing our Fedora 22 Beta screenshot tour series with the LXDE (Li… (read more)

Fedora 22 Is an Excellent Choice for Running Linux in the Cloud

The Cloud Edition of the Fedora 22 Beta Linux operating system was officially unveiled on April 21, along with all of Fedora’s Spins, including Fedora 22 Server, Fedora 22 read more)

GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) 5.1 Has Been Officially Released with Powerful New Features

The GCC development team, through Jakub Jelinek, announced the immediate availability for download of the final release of GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) 5.1.0, a major version that includes numerous attractive features and dozens of improvements in various areas.

GCC 5.1 comes after one year of development and it introduces full C++14 language support for the… (read more)